One Saturday most months. 7pm – 9pm
As part of centre's Go Green in 2019 theme for the year, we are holding a series of pūjās dedicated to Green Tārā. Each month the pūjā will focus on a different quality that Green Tārā, a female bodhisattva of Mahāyāna Buddhism, represents.
All are welcome whether you have never done pūjā before or are a regular.
We don't charge for these nights. We simply ask that those who are able to do so make a donation to the centre to help us cover our running costs.
Saturday 17th August: Kṣānti (Patience)
How can we bear the difficulties life throws our way? Green Tārā, the great compassionate one, asks us to remain patient, constant and kind amid the vicissitudes of life.
Attend this pūjā to Tārā's and meet her great forbearance.
Saturday 14th September: Dhyāna (Meditation)
The spiritual life can be seen to be one selfless act after another. By serving the world we make it brighter for others. But Green Tārā is not only an active figure, she knows through deep meditation what is to be done and not done.
Here, in this pūjā, we meet the Tārā of meditative absorption.
Saturday 14th December: Prajñā (Wisdom)
Compassionate and energetic, Green Tārā works in the world for the benefit of all. But she is more than a kind and loving figure - she embodies a profound wisdom. The wisdom of all the Buddhas.
Join us for this last in our series of six pūjās devoted to the Perfections. Come and meet the wisdom of Tārā.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is pūjā?
A pūjā is a traditional Buddhist ritual that includes chanting and making offerings.
If you have not done pūjā before, please let the class leader know so they can give an introduction.
Do I need to be a Buddhist or a regular at the centre?
While pūjā is a Buddhist devotional practice, many people who aren't Buddhists enjoy pūjā, and everyone is welcome.
Do I need to book?
No - just turn up!
Is it okay to just come to some of the nights?
Absolutely. Each night will stand alone.